Healthy Living

2018 Burning Gluts for Lakes & Buttes!

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Events, Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

The Apex PT Motto is Improving Lives through Movement. So with that in mind, Apex PT would like to present the 2018 Burning Gluts for Lakes and Buttes hikes, part 2.  The goal of the hikes are to encourage exploration of our beautiful Central Oregon wilderness, make new friends, have fun, and be fit! Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can participate. The 4 hikes will be Black Butte, Smith Butte, Green Lakes, and Broken Top Lake. All of the hikes have amazing scenery, including mountain views, lava flows, and waterfalls that are all in our own backyard. All 4 hikes will be led by...

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Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Parent Tips for raising active, healthy kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger. And the first step in teaching kids to be active, Monger adds, is to be a good role model. “Kids are more often than not going to imitate their parents when it comes to activity level,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “If you’re an active person who goes for walks, bike rides, spends time outdoors...

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Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Use Fitness Apps in 2018…but Use with Caution

As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  According to a report by the firm Research2Guideance, more than 325,000 health apps were available to consumers in 2017. These include popular apps like Strava, Lose It!, Couch to 5K, FitStar Personal Trainer, etc. – apps available to help people achieve goals related to weight loss, healthy eating, and improved fitness.  “The emergence of health and...

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Make your 2018 resolutions stick with these goalsetting tips

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Make your 2018 resolutions stick with these goalsetting tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone. According to Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the U.S. each year: to work out more and to lose weight. “Fortunately, statistics don’t control the success or failure of any life change,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Medical...

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Annual physical therapy checkups essential for active adults, healthy aging

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Active & Aging, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Annual physical therapy checkups essential for active adults, healthy aging

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual checkups with a physical therapist? According to Brock Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras, annual physical therapy checkups provide the third critical (and often overlooked) piece in long-term health and preventative care. “The primary focus of a physical therapist is the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues that make it...

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Rise Up at Work in the Name of Health

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Exercise, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Rise Up at Work in the Name of Health

It’s been said that too much of anything can be bad for you. And according to Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, this theory holds true with sitting – or, pretty much any prolonged sedentary behavior, for that matter. In an age when more people find themselves sitting for hours at a time at home, in transit and at work, researchers are finding sobering parallels between inactivity and an increased risk of health complications and chronic diseases. Yet studies have shown that the average American spends more than half of his or her waking hours in a sitting position, mostly while at...

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